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protesters and riot police in ukraine brace themselves for another night with the government building under siege. could be repeated. russia's president putin says the ukrainian opposition is able to control the protests which has now become a breeding ground for extremism plus. gathered here at the. unity party hoping the party will be a voice to those who feel. that british leftists return to grass roots in a challenge to what they call a rotten establishment that are sold out of the country's working class ideals. and afghanistan's president says the u.s. is holding back a to pressure him into signing a deal which would let american troops stay in the country beyond twenty four top
stories this hour. just to midnight this is international ukraine's prime minister says the mass protests in the country's capital. legitimate demonstrations he says opposition politicians and radicalize them and the driving them forward the crowds in kiev a swelling again following last night and now reports writers are preparing to storm the parliament building meanwhile the president has promised to reconsider talks on the head of the european commission about aspects of the possible trade deal. reports. well this may be a fraction of what we saw on sunday now in the streets of kiev on sunday there were literally more than two hundred thousand people at the very least and some estimates even reached a million people is just
a few but the situation is still pretty tense with protesters barricading themselves in central city unwilling to go anywhere and recent statements by the prime minister are adding more fuel to the fire he said i quote that the fact that the protesters overtook some governmental buildings is a clear sign of an attempted coup d'etat in the country and he also said that's another quote that i don't think we don't have the means to restore order in the city it would take us only ten minutes to again access to the government building again and of quote but on the other hand he also said that the government was ready to sit at the same table with the opposition to negotiate a plan how to work this political crisis out and he also promised that a peaceful protesters will not be touched by the special forces by the police and also warning statements coming from the other side of the political landscape in ukraine from the opposition one of their leaders said that he expected the police to storm the city administration building the one which the protesters captured yesterday certainly the hell which broke loose on
a sunday it's changed the whole protest dramatically the protests which started essentially about the refusal of the government to sign the euros to see a shot deal and lot of talk right now is who actually stood behind the violence the unprecedented violence which we saw at the president's office building on sunday let's take a look at my report last week it was all about the willingness to be in europe this time ukrainians are suggesting their president should burn in hell the language of the protest changed dramatically after last friday's dispersal of a peaceful protest. it's still not completely clear who incited the violent attacks on city hall and the president's office some accuse all true right wing supporters others say it was provocative as whoever it was the group was prepared and very well organized. as you can see the pictures of the ad take. money simple authorities building team key if it has been his pirate and conveyed
by will try nation on these forces what is quite interesting those parties get the support and funding from n.g.o.s which are run by american foundations quite active in the ukrainian political sense adding fuel to the debate around who masterminded the clash is the continuous imperial so if you are pm politicians at protests the vice president of the european parliament a prominent politician from a nice way to and a leader of the polish opposition all made their mark at the rallies. these people on the streets are a great asset to the opposition there are huge arguments in the discussions with president gen coverts so now he doesn't want to begin to exclude the fact that they are essentially on the ground in kiev cheerleading the protesters on calling for a revolution in the country this is a tantamount to the regime change that has been called for in german newspapers this is a most agree just violation of the united nations charter and international law
violation of sovereignty and the not interference in the domestic affairs of other states and i think russia cannot take the whole world community cannot take this agree just act like. someone ukraine believe that these protests could go well beyond just words and disturbances on the streets the people in the street very often are not rational because you are very difficult to control the crowd once you get to one hundred thousand two hundred fifty thousand two hundred thousand it takes all really a mind of its own and becomes extinct it can become extremely violent protesters have firmly barricaded themselves in central kiev saying they would not leave until both the president and the government step down with that scenario being highly unlikely the fate of the country is wants. hanging by a thread. the r.t. reporting from kiev ukraine. russia's president putin said he believes ukraine's opposition is no longer able to control the situation and stated that the e.u.
deal is only being used as an excuse to overthrow the leadership. numbers really as i see it was going on in kiev has little to do with ukraine's relations with the e.u. it's an internal political process the opposition destabilising the legitimately elected leadership moreover what's going on doesn't look like a revolution but a well planned action but i think they were prepared for the presidential elections in spring twenty fifteen there had to start early we can see world prepared and organized militant groups the opposition is either not always in control of what's going on or is a political shroud for extremist actions are you legal expert alexander of course i spoke to middle early he says the opposition jumped very quickly from demanding an e.u. trade deal to trying to overthrow the government it's quite clear now that what what is being demanded is the overthrow of the government the overthrow of
a democratically elected legitimate government and president the president made a decision and the government made a decision about twelve days ago that they were not going to go ahead with a trade agreement with the european union now there are forty entitle to do that if people don't agree don't agree with that decision then the right way to deal with that is to campaign it in in an election which is only about fourteen months away for the government to be changed democratically called into the law and the constitution and for the new president whether he has to then go ahead with this proposal with this agreement what is what we're looking at now is only completely different we're looking at a demand for the president and the prime minister and the government to be removed from power by people in the streets. ukraine said it needed time to sort out his ever growing foreign debt and work out how to fund the modernization program you have declared this would have helped save called jobs before entered into any
deal with the e.u. but foreign policy analyst for like a question in a cover thinks the you won't let you crane profit from europe's economy as european union officials and has a few rypien states try to explain the advantages of european membership to the ukrainians the felician they couldn't name even a few ukrainian products that would be able to penetrate the european market and there is only one explanation for that is that there would be none indeed the european market is it's very protected market and it is actually the ukrainian market that europe needs particularly in the time off in the economic crisis so it is ukraine is viewed as an extension of the european market. well the protesters weren't impressed by the ukrainian president's
promise to restart discussions on the e.u. trade deal which of course lies at the root of the unrest let's take a look at how the situation has unfolded over the past couple of weeks well it all began in kiev on november the twenty first soon after the government said it was suspending that major trade deal with the e.u. rallies on the capital's independence square last another week with several thousand demonstrators and police occasionally engaging in scuffles on friday nights however security forces ran out of patience and raided the camp using sheer force to disperse the crowd authorities were quick to ban any protests in the city center but this is only serve to encourage activists your position took a day to regroup and left the square only to return in the hundreds of thousands to retake the heart of the capital and call for a revolution when are the protesters control the mayor's office they've tried to storm the presidential palace and demanding he resigns along with the entire government we're keeping an eye on the situation in kiev an r.t.
dot com there you can find all the news updates as one of the most striking videos and photos from the protests and rising. well protests continue unabated in ukraine spain is making sure it never happens there insulting the spanish state burning its flag or even filming police officers could soon and do with fines as heavy as thirty thousand euros draft laws pour passed by parliament are being described as perhaps the most draconian anti protest bills in europe political analyst bill told me earlier how people are reacting to this. certain political groups are already talking off protesting against the slow horse so it could cost it could go exactly the other way around it will cost more than ministrations what is causing controversy among other things of this law the fact that spain does not have really a problem of violence in the streets in this is different from our country and even
the other aspects of the law which deals with security in general spain has one of the lowest crime rates in europe so obviously many people are thinking that the government simply wants to stifle dissent the timing of these laws actually queen size with a series of scandals involving police officers who had acted brutally even across into this or that man recently that was filmed by someone by a passer by with his mobile phone and i feel mean has become the main proof in the in the trial for these policemen so again people clearly feel the temptation to see a connection between the two things weary of what they see as the broken promises of britain's ruling factions activists are laying the foundation of a new alternative left unity party its aim is to revive the working class ideals of the labor party which they say no need to big business to succeed and find out whether the time is right to change. this area right here in front of the house of
parliament the house of commons the scene of numerous protests from those who are against the bedroom. or the very high cost of living that's simply unsustainable for many in this country the two thousand and thirteen british social attitudes survey found that about seventy five percent of people here the political system is not working for them so they're just not going to solution and look for another solutions gathered here found in the office of the left unity party hoping the creation of this party will give a voice to those who feel resented by the current government we conservatives and stooges launch an all out class war on the poorest people in this country and labor is doing nothing about it britain is different to the rest of europe in that most of the european countries have a project to lift people in poverty if that's the best they can do with their economy then we can think of a better where would it be ok has been quoted as saying that what the u.k.
and the puppets party have done all the right by creating a party that seriously challenged conservatives they want to do on the left the change will not combover night but if anything what movements like this highlight is that a recent thread of citizens reaching a point where they are looking for the truth of that which they feel is simply do not exist within the walls of these institutions. reporting from london. the left unity party will be eager to point out that david cameron has gathered some of britain's riches businessmen. around him for a trip to china after the break report of a visit with the prime minister's going into overdrive to secure beijing's favor and cash. drinking problem. to a single drug is being blamed for a nationwide shortage of water at those stores now this after the break.
visit our big teeth dog called. the afghan president is accused washington of holding back the neighbors of fuel and how mad cause i says the u.s. is trying to pressure him into signing a security deal which would allow american troops to stay in afghanistan after twenty fourteen but he's going to con has the details. washington is very determined to sign the pact by the end of this year in order for u.s. troops not to withdraw completely from of ghana's them by the end of twenty fourteen the deal that the u.s. is pushing forward would leave fifteen thousand troops behind when the assembly of afghan elders afghan tribal leaders most recently endorsed the security deal with the u.s. president karzai indicated that he was not in a hurry to sign it and now he accuses the u.s.
of quote applying pressure and creating dependency by cutting off fuel supplies to several army and police units the afghan military now heavily relies on the coalition read the us food fuel vehicles with just sticks and other supplies karzai has hardly been an independent leader after all he oversees power to the us and now he faces the challenge of showing his people that he can stand up for them despite this dependency washington makes it very difficult for him every week or so sometimes more often we hear president karzai demand the us stop killing civilians last week he condemned a u.s. drone strike that reportedly killed a toddler he said american forces are not respecting the life and safety of afghan people's houses now the unity of u.s. forces from prosecution is the key part of this deal afghans demand justice and when civilians get killed what they get is apologies sometimes not even that and homemade karzai as well as the majority of afghans are now saying apologies are not
enough. foreign relations and the list per year was a little he's a member the coalition says that the one thing you know afghans is their hatred of the u.s. occupation. but karzai government is ultimately a puppet government of the united states and well have a hard time surviving without american and other aid from other nato countries but obviously the occupation is so hated cars i has to continually posture and show that he is an independent figure which makes it difficult so you know it's hard to tell because that said that's a fine line for him to walk in the general sense afghan people oppose the occupation but the taliban has not been a full force of the afghan people so i think it's a divided country on a number of different issues but i think certainly the occupation the continuation of the occupation does not favor any government that allows that to go forward in terms of the drone strikes the night raids and so on. first for one narcotic in
yemen is threatening to leave the whole nation short of water and the country's capital is almost chewed itself dry already as aunties lisi coming over. it's midday in sun not like clockwork each afternoon these now remains full up with people behind cut oh my god is the essence of nature if we don't chew we're not. banned in many countries but legal in yemen the leaves contain a mild narcotic and almost everyone shoes more than ninety percent of men according to the world health organization at this market countless realities and plenty of customers. have a second so this is about five dollars worth of cots chewing this substance moving around the national past time somebody will say i'm national a dataset you don't know anything about every day action comes out of the hole one
that the country as a whole is that is it ok for the idea to logically yemen has no shortage of problems but a shortage of water could make some not the first world capital to run dry current is one of the main culprits. yemen is chewing itself to death and the country has limited water resources ninety three percent of the extract of water goes to agriculture and that's mostly to grow pot amid the rugged landscape on the outskirts of the capital got trees as far as the eye can see they can be harvested all year round and the farmers here say they earn more cash from drugs than food it takes an incredible amount of water to irrigate these got fields the more you pump in the faster these trees grow but even here it's taking its toll of the thirty wells that serve at this village ten have already gone dry and two more are on the verge. in some know the consequences are
already visible those who can afford it buy their water from these trucks the rest struggle to get by however they can there are public taps but. the water is often dirty and shortages are common the city's groundwater could be depleted in less than a decade but for the poorest residents it's as good as gone should be talking about some of what went on this has actually run out of water it's a matter of definitions now. and that's not the. country we have the most serious what's the problem in the world. it's a race against time and one that yemen is losing but here the evenings belong to cart men gathered together to talk smoke and chew their chosen a scapes for a country that has precious few of them and for now escaping the water crisis will simply have to wait another day. r t sanaa yemen.
and you can read more on the human price of the qatari football world cup of tea dot com we spoke exclusively to a german filmmaker who spent time in jail because of the uncomfortable questions he asked about workers conditions you could have allowed to see what he had to say about that also at the moment. of australia first leg suggest a full member of the anglosphere is global spy network was keeping its own citizens under close watch of the details on that. young israelis are streaming out of the country their home country to start a life in green economic policies and his policy reports this is ratcheting up the tension between those who stay and those who go there ancestors may have courted the promised land but more and more young israelis are seeking the fortunes far from its golden shaws a former israeli prime minister yitzhak rabin once branded those who immigrated
from israel cowards but these days most of the people who are leaving are young educated smart and successful many don't come back. there's a word in hebrew for those israelis who believe your dream which means descending until recently it was attributed to misfits lower class and people who couldn't find their place in society but alone a is a straight a pupil she want to scholarship to study at the american university in washington d.c. the fact that that's the only jewish country plays a certain role but it's not something that should limit ourselves. but the debate was read knighted after two of this year's nobel prize winners in chemistry were israelis who left for the states an embarrassing reminder of the extent to which local talent has fled very bible has a computer technician who sitting up his own business in the german capital in israel for me at least life was like every day going to war your always fight with
your customers you fight with your client i had my own business there and it was always a struggle and here life is more calm you can relax you can sit quiet you can sleep quietly like barry many israelis land up here which is why the country's finance minister recently funded from his facebook page that he's a little impatient with people who are willing to throw the only country the jews have into the trash because burnin is more convenient actually it pissed me off to read this comment on why if i stay there it's because it's good for me financially it's good for me socially but bottom line it's still economics for many the most common complaint among those israelis living abroad is that back home salaries are low and prices high and it's almost impossible to make ends meet it's sick left israel two years ago with his ecuadorian wife after giving israel a try they decided to leave for her country if israel wasn't such a complicated economically.
i wouldn't have left. tens of thousands of israelis live to tape rude to israel's founding fathers it's a sad lament goodbye to the beloved country police e r t tel aviv. here off to meet in the den i love piers human rights concerns have taken a back seat for david cameron who's working to secure investment from china the british prime minister is on a state visit there with more than one hundred businessmen in tow and they're desperate for beijing's favor well david cameron lavish praise on china stressing at every turn that britain was its best friend in europe the pm even promised to personally champion beijing's interests in europe and off to china pledge millions to buy a share in the u.k.'s nuclear industry europeans though a more guarded fearing that i'm not restricted trade would give china too much power lou botching he's director of the center for international business ethics in beijing believes that despite ideological differences the two countries will
benefit from the economic nines are on is under greater pressure from the business that they cannot ignore or you've found the china market players china is not really buying but china does feel the need to expand its. economic power economic cooperation with the rest of the world also that the british business of very familiar was china's trade and investment environment so the. really it is really the economic pie that really brings those countries closer was a big driver. more news with me in just a huff and i and the team coming up after the break has the latest updates from the world of sports and that's one of the international meanwhile for you in britain it's all show going underground with host action protests.
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